The 2017 Trier Summer University on "Decolonizing Urbanism"
explores space, power and knowledge in the urban sphere.
Our speakers will discuss the persistence of (neo)colonial power
and alternative visions of urban transformations.

All lectures take place in HS 13, Campus II, Trier University.

Download Poster Key Note Talks and download Full Programme

Decolonising Urbanism: from Rhetoric and Deconstruction to Transdisciplinary Engagement

Prof. Dr. David Simon
Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg & Royal Holloway, London

Tuesday, June 6th: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Lecture Video

The Unknowns: Water, Pipes, and the Ditch

Stokley Towles, M.F.A., MLIS
The Evergreen State College, USA
Member of the Faculty and Performance Artist

Tuesday, June 6th: 2.30 pm - 4:00 pm

(Post)Colonial Epistemologies of the Urban and Geographies of Knowledge Production

Dr. Noa Ha
TU Berlin, Germany
Center for Metropolitan Studies

Wednesday, June 7th: 9.00 am - 10.30 am

Lecture Video

Conceptualizing the Coloniality of Mirgration: On Whiteness, European settler colonialism-migration and racial capitalism

Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez
Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany
Department of Sociology

Wednesday, June 7th: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Lecture Video

(Un)Thinking, Decolonial Loving & Becoming: Critical Literacies for 'Postnormal' Times

Dr. Epifania Amoo-Adare
University of Bonn, Germany
Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Thursday, June 8th: 9.00 am - 10.30 am

Lecture Video

New Approaches in Urban Planning: Understanding Urban Hyper-Diversity

Prof. Dr. Tuna Tasan-Kok
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development

Friday, June 9th: 9.00 am - 10.30 am

Lecture Video

The 'Genius' of the Local: Southern Urbanism, Ontological Politics and Decolonisation

Dr. Henrik Ernstson
University of Cape Town, South Africa (African Centre for Cities)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory)

Friday, June 9th: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm